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The Star Early Edition - - MOTORING - MO­TOR­SPORT COR­RE­SPON­DENT

THE 2017 Ex­treme Fes­ti­val vis­ited the Aldo Scrib­ante cir­cuit near Port El­iz­a­beth on Satur­day.

Top billing be­longed to the Sa­sol Global Tour­ing Car cat­e­gory, where lo­cal hero Michael Stephen (En­gen Xtreme Audi) took vic­tory in Satur­day’s first race, chased to the flag by his En­gen Xtreme Audi team-mate Si­mon Moss, cham­pi­onship point leader Gen­naro Bon­afede (Sa­sol BMW), Jo­han Fourie (EPS Couri­ers BMW), Michael van Rooyen (RSC BMW) and Daniel Rowe (Volk­swa­gen Jetta).

Race two, from an in­verted start­ing grid, saw Bon­afede and Stephen try to claim the same piece of tar­mac, with the re­sul­tant con­tact send­ing both cars spin­ning into the East­ern Cape flora.

Jo­han Fourie’s BMW and the VW Jetta of Daniel Rowe clashed and spun on the fi­nal lap, while Van Rooyen out­braked him­self and ran off the tar­mac.

All of which left Robert Wolk to take his Sa­sol BMW to vic­tory, fol­lowed by Moss, Mathew Hodges (VW Jetta), Stephen, Bon­afede and Van Rooyen.

East­ern Cape driver Bryn High had a bril­liant Tour­ing Car de­but, win­ning the first GTC2 race in his S&K Diesels Chev Cruze. He led home Trevor Bland (TB Golf GTI) and Charl Smal­berger (Lee Thomp­son Golf GTI). Chris Shorter (Cham­pion Mini JCW) won the next race from Kea­gan Mas­ters (VW Golf GTI) and Smal­berger.

Pre-event favourite Devin Robert­son (Payen Polo) led the open­ing En­gen Volk­swa­gen Cup race from start to fin­ish, chased by Juan Ger­ber (Glas­fit Polo), Clin­ton Bezuiden­hout (Glyco Polo), Shaun la Re­servee (Alpine Mo­tors Polo) and Dar­ren Oates (Glas­fit Polo).

Race two, started from an in­verted grid, saw novice Jonathan Mo­gotsi take his VW Driv­ing Academy Polo to a bril­liant vic­tory, beat­ing Justin Oates (Glas­fit Polo) and Devin Robert­son to the line.

Both In­vestech For­mula 1600 sin­gle-seater races went to Ju­lian van der Watt (In­vestchem My­gale), lead­ing home Stu­art White (Fan­tas­tic My­gale).

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